The American Association of Kidney Patients’ (AAKP) Medal of Excellence is one of the Association's highest honors for kidney healthcare professionals and is designed to elevate local, national and international figures who have been in the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment. The award recognizes professionals who are committed to improving and extending the lives of all kidney patients through advocacy, research, technology and quality-driven treatments that protect patient dignity and fully align with patient aspirations. This prestigious award program recognizes a variety of professionals within the health care team including: nephrologists, transplant surgeons, transplant professionals, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.
2023 Award Recipients
Transplant Surgeon Category
Mark D. Stegall, MD
Samir K. Nangia, MD, CPE, ACC, FASN
Transplant Professional Category
Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST
dialysis technician category
Sara Eve Schaeffer, MBA, MA, RD
SOCIAL WORKER CATEGORY
Katina Lang-Lindsey, PhD, LMSW
Pamela Hoyt-Hudson, RN, BSN
Janae Thompson, RN, BSN
- National Association of Nephrology technicians/Technologists DialysisTechConneXion41: March 25-28, 2024
Past Award Recipients
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AAKP Thanks Our 2023 Medal of Excellence Sponsors!